Almost Lost Arts: Traditional Crafts and the Artisans Keeping Them Alive

Date: 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

What does it mean to be a maker, artist, or artisan in the twenty-first century? In her new book, Almost Lost Arts (Chronicle Books, 2019), Emily Freidenrich explores the work of twenty artisans from points worldwide who practice their craft using traditional techniques and analog technologies.

Three Boston-based artists who specialize in calligraphy and handmade signs will engage in a conversation with Freidenrich and museum curator Narayan Khandekar to discuss the rewards and challenges of using slow, intentional processes in a fast-paced digital world, and to explore the significance of the human presence in objects or artwork.

Learn more about Almost Lost Arts: Traditional Crafts and the Artisans Keeping Them Alive.